Comprised of former Bradley student-athletes, the B-Club is an important support group for Bradley Athletics. Bolstered by more than 400 dues-paying members, the Alumni B-Club funds the tutorial program managed by the Center for Learning Assistance. The club also pays for the letter jackets awarded to student-athletes, donates monetary and staff support to many of the MVC and NCAA Tournament events hosted by Bradley and helps fund the department’s Web Broadcasting Program.
The B-Club also sponsors a pair of awards that are given out annually. The first is the B-Club Billy Stone Service Award, which is named after one of Bradley’s finest former student-athletes, coaches and administrators. The alumni letterwinner’s service award was established in 1982 to honor the loyal volunteers who have supported Bradley’s athletic programs for many years with their time, energy and/or financial support. Coach Stone was a multiple letterwinner as a Brave and former top draft pick of the Chicago Bears. After his professional career, he returned to The Hilltop as Bradley’s longtime football coach and also served as assistant athletic director. His many duties included oversight of his beloved B-Club.
The B-Club also sponsors the Most Outstanding Athlete Awards, presented annually at the conclusion of each school year.